Personally I think there could be nothing more un-professional that someone sending me a “link” to his or her resume, however maybe I am just getting old. Last week I was speaking with our Technology Division who regularly are sent both traditional resumes, and creative resumes showing their skills and knowledge.
For the right industry I am sure it works well, however which Creative Resume Platform do you use to build your creative resume online. Good question, and one unfortunately I cannot answer. Personally I use Linkedin.com for Professional Networking and Facebook to keep track of my friends out side of work, however there are a selection of other platforms on the internet that allow you to build creative resumes online which can be used to show off your skills.
Below are my Top 10 Creative Resume platforms that will allow you to build a creative resume online. Please let me know if you use any of these and which you think are the best. Remember, Just because you think your creative resume looks brilliant, does not mean that everyone will. If your going to send your creative resume to potential employers, make sure you get some feed-back on it before you start sending it out. As always, I am happy to have look if you email it to me for some honest advice.
About.me allows you to create an online presence, which can then be connected to other personal sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Within your personal online web presence you can add both pictures and a profile allowing visitors to immediately find everything they want to know about you.
Prezi is an Online Whiteboard similar to Microsoft PowerPoint that allows you to prepare online slides that could be used to create an online creative resume.
Resoomany is an online recruitment agency specializing in the I.T. and Technology sectors that allows candidates to submit video resumes or video profiles directly to employers.
Re.Vu is an online creative resume platform where candidates can create a story rather than just a plain resume. The platform uses themes, widgets and personalized photos to create an online profile that can then be shared using your unique domain name. Check out one of the founder’s profiles here
Visual CV is a slightly different take on the creative resume platform above. Visual CV allow you to include both Video or just Audio into your personal profile and then share publically and privately using your unique domain name.
Vizualize.Me is another creative resume platform that allows you to show of your skills. The major focus of this website is to focus on personalization and individual design.
LinkedIn is an International networking site with over 200 million users. LinkedIn in allows you to create an online profile, add links to reports, links, add slide shows and ask for references from your network.
Xing is very similar to LinkedIn given that it’s a social networking site that allows you to create an online profile and then use this to apply for jobs from the site. The slight difference is that Xing has turned itself into more of a career advice platform offering jobs and careers, career advice and project work.
Picto CV is an online platform that helps you design and create a personalized online infographic, which you can then send out to potential employers. As per their website, Napoleon Bonaparte once stated, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. PictoCV is your pictorial resume, minus the thousand words. One problem, its not free with prices starting at $9 per month.
CV Inspiration tries to fill the gap between “informative but boring” and “creative but messy” resume design by allowing you to create a personal, but minimalistic design process. Actually the outcome is fantastic and an example can be found here.